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Utility Cloth

Tzute

Native NameTzute
Object Number:80-22-16
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria Nebaj
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 91.44 cm
Width: 63.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980
Other Number:8 - Other Number

Description

Brocade on warp faced ground, no floats visible on reverse. Warp stripes, horses, plants and birds. Mostly red ground, no floats visible on reverse. Warp stripes, horses plants and birds. Mostly red ground, purple, green, white, orange and yellow. Cotton and silk. Selvedges finished. Braiding and knotting at the other end. Good condition, some stains.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 70 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red, white, blue, green and yellow cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 1 panel - 2 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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